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Sgor Gaoith 27-06-15

Munro. 1118m. With Sister.
A fine day for my first munro of the year. Set off early ish to avoid the rain. Beautiful day, couple of wee bits of drizzle that we ignored and they went away. 405 more words


Summer Solstice Adventure to Beinn Dearg

Working a 9-5 job in a lab this summer I’ve been trying to get out into the countryside each weekend be it walking, kayaking or cycling. 956 more words


The joys of 'boring' hills

There sometimes seems to be a received wisdom in the hill walking community that some hills are boring. Such hills should (the received wisdom goes) be saved for a poor weather day; the logic being that you are going to have a dull day anyway, so you might as well make it a really dull one, slogging up and down in mist, rain, or whatever. 733 more words


I'd like to recommend, the Castle Rock stories by Alice Munro

This is a book that I’ve been dipping in and out of for about a year.

These stories are like the box of very expensive chocolates that our friend, Gail, gave us for Christmas.   500 more words

The Short Story

An evening walk - 44 and 45 Meall Corranaich and Meall a'Choire Leith

I had planned to make it an early morning one on Saturday. Get up about 3.00am and head to the far end of Ben Lawers region, park the car, get up and down and head home to get some work done on Saturday afternoon. 308 more words

Planning the trip

The Tour du Mont Blanc is easiest to think of as 110 miles in 11 days, with 30,000 feet vertical ascent, that’s 10 miles a day, easy distances, but with 3,000 feet vertical ascent each day equivalent to one Scottish Munro, now that’s what Andy Murray would call “a tough game” (check out his TV interviews, he always had or is going to be having a “tough game”). 625 more words

Tour Du Mont Blanc

Sgurr Coinnich and Sgurr a Chaorachain

Couple of Munros from Craig, Achnashellach. Turned out a bit misty on the summits, so no views to speak of. Nice approach track. 32 more words

Summer Walking And Climbing